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Date > 1800 > 1810-1819

Canons de fer bitanniques montés sur un affût de fer, vers 1815

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Les affûts de fer ont été introduits dans l’artillerie britannique en 1810. Ils devaient être placés « aux endroits des fortifications les moins exposés aux tirs ennemis », car on craignait qu’ils volent en éclat s’ils étaient touchés par l’artillerie ennemie. Les exemples illustrés sur cette photographie se trouvent dans les fortifications de la ville de Québec, classées lieu national historique.

Site: Défense Nationale

British iron guns mounted on iron carriages, circa 1815

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Iron carriages were introduced in the British artillery in 1810. They were to be placed ‘in such parts of fortifications as are least exposed to the enemy’s fire’ as it was feared they would shatter if hit by enemy artillery. The examples seen in this photograph are found at the Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site.

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Mortier de fer britannique, vers 1810

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Les mortiers étaient conçus pour tirer des obus explosifs avec un angle de 45 degrés ou plus. Ils étaient utilisés pour le siège et la défense de fortifications. L’obus explosif tiré dans les airs retombait à l’intérieur de la zone de défense de l’ennemi. Lorsque la mèche de l’obus terminait de brûler, ce dernier explosait. Ces projectiles sont les « bombes explosant dans le ciel » de l’hymne national américain, tirées par une flotte britannique pendant l’assaut de Baltimore.

Site: Défense Nationale

From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Troops and Traditions - Armies, Regiments, Soldiers and Uniforms

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A brief listing of books and articles about the armies, regiments, soldiers and uniforms of the War of 1812. Includes British and American publications, with references to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Regiment de Watteville, the 104th Regiment of Foot, the New Brunswick Regiment, and the New Brunswick Fencibles. This bibliography is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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British iron mortar, circa 1810

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Mortars were designed to shoot an exploding shell at a very high angle, 45 degrees or more. They were used in the siege and defence of fortifications. An explosive shell was fired up into the air and arced downwards to drop within the enemy defences. When the shell's fuse burned down, it exploded. These projectiles are the 'bombs bursting in air' mentioned in the American national anthem, where they were being fired from a British fleet attacking Baltimore.

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Interpreter, Indian Department, 1812-1815

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Officers and interpreters of the British Indian Department in Canada were often found in action with warriors during the War of 1812, the most famous instance being possibly at Beaver Dams in June 1813. At that time, the department’s uniform scarlet was faced with green. Interpreters, not being commisioned officers, did not have epaulettes. Reconstruction by Ron Volstad. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

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Weapons

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This section illustrates a selection of firearms and bladed weapons used by British and Canadian military units during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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De colonie à pays - Guerre de 1812 - Art, musique et littérature - Les illustrations

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Liste d'ouvrages reliées à la guerre de 1812 ou comportant une histoire visuelle de cette histoire. Cette bibliographie annotée fait partie de "De colonie à pays : Guide de recherche sur l'histoire militaire du Canada."

Site: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Histoire - Canada - Pré-1867 - Guerres et Conflits

Type: DocumentFilm et vidéo

Répertoire de films de l'ONF traitant des guerres et conflits dans l'histoire canadienne avant 1867.

Site: l'Office national du film du Canada

Officer with regimental colour, 9th (the East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot, 1814

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The 1st battalion of the 9th (the East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot was sent from the Duke of Wellington's victorious army in Spain to serve in Canada during 1814-1815. This was not the first time in the country for the regiment, which had been part of Burgoyne's army during the American Revolutionary War. This contemporary illustration shows an officer with the regimental colour (in the regiment's yellow facing colour). The 183 centimetre square colour itself is partially furled to make it easier to carry. Accompanying the officer is a colour-sergeant armed with a spontoon. The rank was created in 1813 as the senior non-commissioned officer in an infantry company. These men had a special duty of protecting the colours in action, and were distinguished with a special rank badge worn on the right arm.

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